Dine In For Gut Cancers

Collectively, gut cancers are the most common type of cancer in New Zealand with nearly 5,250 new cases diagnosed each year (Ministry of Health, 2014). Gut cancers affects male and females equally. More than half of those diagnosed with GI cancer die within five years of their diagnosis. Bowel cancer is the most common gut cancer, and New Zealand has one of the highest bowel cancer death rates from in the world. Each year, gut cancers kill more New Zealanders than prostate and breast cancers combined, and they remain under-represented in public consciousness.

Next steps

Set up your own Dine In For Gut Cancer by registering yourself first as a fundraiser then registering a team. Rename the team page as your Dine In name and email an invite using the templates provided. Personalise your invitation with your story and we encourage you to include photographs or a video.

Choose a donation that is suitable for your occasion. For example $30 pp for breakfast, $60 pp for dinner BYO, $50 pp for a fully catered cocktail party. Have auction items available on the night and a raffle always goes down well!

We can also provide templates for invitations if you wish to mail or print your invitation. 

Gut Cancer Foundation

Gut Cancer Foundation is dedicated to improving the survival rates, life expectancy and quality of life for gut cancer patients through funding world class, innovative research and clinical trials into the causes, treatments, prevention and detection of gut cancers. We aim to increase awareness of gut cancers so people seek help sooner.

Gut cancer is the term used for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system, i.e. the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder and bile ducts, pancreas and bowel. It is collectively the most common form of cancer, with over 5,100 new cases diagnosed each year in New Zealand (Ministry of Heath, 2017).

Each year, gut cancers kill more New Zealanders than breast and prostate cancer combined. To improve the survival rates of gut cancers, there is a need to fund clinical research. Unfortunately, there is a critical lack of funding available for gut cancer clinical trials in New Zealand. With your help, we can ensure that patients in New Zealand have access to new treatments faster.

Together, let’s kick cancer in the guts!

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